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9 Aug 2019

Vitebsk District to host third stage of Helicopter World Cup 2019 on 10-11 August

Vitebsk District to host third stage of Helicopter World Cup 2019 on 10-11 August

VITEBSK DISTRICT, 9 August (BelTA) – The third stage of the Helicopter World Cup 2019 has gathered 19 teams from Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Poland, and Czechia near Vitebsk. The competitions are supposed to take place in the Kukovyachino airfield of the Vitebsk aeroclub of the [Voluntary Society for Assistance to the Army, Aviation, and Navy] DOSAAF. For two days they will compete in parallel fender and parallel slalom in General and Masters classes, BelTA has learned.

As part of the parallel slalom event the helicopters will have to carry a bucket of water through 11 gates along a designated route while taking care not to spill it. As part of the parallel fender event the helicopters have to carry a rubber weight and take turns to dip it into barrels placed at different distances from each other.

Quarterfinals and semifinals will take place tomorrow, 10 August. Finals in the two nominations will take place on Sunday, 11 August. The award ceremony and the closing ceremony will be held in the afternoon. Poland will host the fourth stage (the final one) of the Helicopter World Cup 2019 in September.

The third stage of the Helicopter World Cup 2019 has been organized by the Helicopter Commission of the World Air Sports Federation (FAI), the Belarusian Air Sports Federation, and the Vitebsk aeroclub of the DOSAAF society.

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